Same Sex Marriage

Government
4:54 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Beshear Argues Same Sex Marriage Would Be an Economic Drag on Kentucky

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In a brief filed in court, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says same sex marriage would hurt the economy by not producing children. Meanwhile, supporters of same-sex marriage say their opponents are running out of ideas.

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The Two-Way
8:53 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays

Aid packages labled 'World Vision' for the victims of typhoon 'Haiyan' in the Philippines are loaded into a Lufthansa aircraft at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany.
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Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 6:49 pm

World Vision U.S. changed course on Wednesday, saying it would return to its policy of not hiring Christians in gay marriages.

The Washington-state-based charity caused an uproar among its supporters when it announced on Monday that based on the changes many churches were making, it would allow the hiring of avowed Christians who had been legally married to someone of the same sex.

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Government
2:51 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit?

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 5:43 am

So the lawsuit that sought to force Kentucky to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage has been appealed and U.S. District Judge John Heyburn has extended a stay in the case.

What happens next?

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Government
6:13 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Gov. Beshear Explains Decision to Appeal Same-sex Marriage Ruling

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Gov. Steve Beshear says his appeal of a judge's order to recognize same-sex marriages is meant to clarify the law.

Beshear acknowledges that marriage equality supporters are disappointed with his decision to mount an appeal, even though Attorney General Jack Conway has opted not to.

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Government
6:42 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Conway Defends Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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Last month, U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, effectively allowing out-of-state same-sex marriages to be recognized in Kentucky.

In an emotional press conference yesterday, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced that his office would not appeal Heyburn’s decision, saying that to do so would be to “defend discrimination.”

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Government
9:44 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 4:06 pm

Update 5 p.m.: Request for Proposal Issued

The state has issued its request for proposal for an attorney to handle the appeal of a federal judge order that Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Here's the document. 

The proposals are due by noon Friday.

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Government
4:24 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

If AG Won't Appeal Same Sex Marriage - Senator Seeks Law to Allow Third Party Appeal

A Republican state senator says he intends to file a bill that would permit a third-party to appeal a ruling that says Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

Sen. Dan Seum says if Attorney General Jack Conway decides not to appeal Judge John Heyburn’s decision that nullifies the state’s ban on gay marriage, his bill would allow others to do so.

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Government
12:32 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Same-Sex Marriages Are Recognized in Kentucky at the Moment. Here's What That Means.

Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon's marriage certificate.

Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 4:32 pm

 Update 5:26 p.m.: Conway's Statement

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Government
9:29 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Judge to Soon Issue Final Opinion in Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage Case

Originally published on Wed February 26, 2014 6:18 pm

A federal judge intends to issue on final ruling on whether Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages within the next day.

The action could mean that same-sex couples married outside of Kentucky would be officially recognized by the state immediately, attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case—Bourke v. Beshear—said on Tuesday. But state Attorney General Jack Conway could appeal the case (he has 30 days) and then ask for a stay on recognizing out-of-state same-sex couples.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Kentucky House Speaker Stumbo Supportive of Heyburn Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

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House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he supports a federal judge's opinion that requires Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Stumbo doesn't think it will affect House elections this fall, where Democrats will defend a narrow 8-seat majority over Republicans.

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